Reviews and Problems with Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX
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5 August 2014
Excerpt: I am an amateur photographer and use this lens about once or twice a week. I am very happy with the results that I get, Clear, sharp pictures with outstanding color. Has a solid Nikon feel to it.
Excerpt: Use for landscapes,group photos. Photos are sharp and clear. The lens is heavier than the 18-55mm kit lens but in my opinion the photo quality is worth carrying the extra weight. My lens is mounted on a D7000 and I am enjoying the quality photos I'm able to create.
Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX AF-S Nikkor review by eskil
5 May 2014
Summary: To me, this is the ideal zoom lens for a DX-camera. It has a good zoom-range going from wide angle to moderate telephoto and performs very well across the whole range. Distorsion and chromatic abberation are very well controlled. Apart from being optically superior, it also differs from kit-zooms by the build quality. It has a metal mount, weather sealing rubber gasket and a focus distance scale. Autofocus is precise and relatively fast.
Pros: Sharp at all focal lengths, low distorsion, good zoom range
Summary: I have only had this kit about a month. I bought this package with the Nikon D5300 and it works great. The pictures are crystal clear. With this lens you do not have to be right on top of the object in order to get a closeup photo. The ringed LCD lights supply plenty of additional light should you need it, and they have two intensities. The kid also comes with a small tripod, the minimum height from the floor to the camera mount is about 12 inches.
Excerpt: My D80 came with the 18-135mm lens. After using this lens for a while I evaluated which focal lengths that I used the most. This lead me to purchase the 16-85mm.<br /><br />The 135mm focal length required a tripod or other stead mount to get blur free images. The 85mm with VR was the right combination.<br /><br />Going from the 18 to 16mm was not that much of a change.<br /><br />With the 16-85mm I can get a great photo without worry.
Summary: This is my primary lens for about 75% of all of my photos. I use it mostly for weddings. You don't get second chances to shoot them, so you want a lens that covers a good range to adapt to situations in front of you. The 16-85 mm range gives you the flexibility to handle this fast paced environment without having to switch lenses or cameras. The lens will handle everything from wide landscapes to intimate portraits with a nice bokeh.